“It’s time to worry less about the rights of sexual predators and more about the rights of victims.” – Suella Braverman
No longer will the rights of sex offenders be given priority over the protection of societies most vulnerable.
This change, which could not have come quick enough, is the biggest change to safeguarding legislation to date and we are proud to have been at the forefront in pioneering such change.
We can now happily say that Della’s Law will make it illegal for sex offenders to change their identify. Della has been the voice for so many survivors, and we are immensely proud of her for speaking up and finally getting justice.
Although our teams and survivors around the world will be celebrating this monumentous victory our work does not stop here.
Our FOI to the Crown Prosecution Service identified that there have been 11,536 offences prosecuted between January 2019 to end of June 2022 of sex offenders failing to notify the authorities, and these are only the ones caught.
It is now time to identify the sex offenders who have already changed their name in order to evade justice.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported The Safeguarding Alliance on this journey. A special thank you to Sarah Champion MP and Mark Fletcher MP for their tireless efforts in bringing this change forward.
A very special thank you to Jason Farrell at Sky News who broke this story all those years ago and raised the profile on such a significant failing.
Safeguarding will only work when we work together.